Local News

  • New water meters to ease workload in Ocean Isle Beach

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—It takes five people and one week to walk house to house and read all the water meters in Ocean Isle Beach. It can take another week to manually enter the information into the computer’s system and billing program.

    New radio-read water meters being installed will only require one person and one day of work, officials claim.

  • HUD takes over Cardinal Pointe complaint investigation

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has assumed responsibility for investigating a Cardinal Pointe resident’s complaint of unfair treatment.

    Amy Bass, who has lived in the Shallotte apartment complex for three years, originally complained to the N.C. Human Relations Commission, which has waived its jurisdiction and “referred the case to HUD for processing and investigation,” according to a letter from HUD to U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre concerning the case.

    Bass said this week she is happy about the decision to pass the investigation on to HUD.

  • Piggly Wiggly store near Sunset Beach to close on Saturday

    SUNSET BEACH—Employees at the Piggly Wiggly store on N.C. 904 were surprised when store officials told them last week the store is closing at 5 p.m. this Saturday, April 26.

    Customers were equally dismayed upon hearing the news.

    “I’m very surprised, since they’ve only been here a short time,” said Sunset Beach resident Pam Groce, who sensed something was amiss when she saw empty shelves while shopping at the store Monday.

    “There was no milk, no bread, no meat,” Groce said.

  • Sunset Beach planning board scrutinizes town's parking ordinance

    SUNSET BEACH—The town planning board has taken a closer look at the town’s parking ordinance. Some requirements seem out of sync with what is practical, officials say.

    Town building inspector Jeff Curtis cited current parking requirements for golf courses as an example at the April 17 workshop.

    Under the current ordinance, stipulations for golf courses are eight spaces per green and one per employee. Previously, he said, the requirement was only three.

    “That right there was a drastic increase,” he said.

  • Church briefs

    Sharon United Methodist Men will sponsor a fish fry from 4-7 p.m. April 26 at the church at 2030 Holden Beach Road.

    Cost is $6 per plate. Proceeds will benefit the church building fund.

    For more information, call the church office at 842-2929.

    Temple sets

    Passover services

    Temple Emanu-El has announced its Passover schedule of services:

    7:30 p.m. Friday, April 25; 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 26; Yizkor service will be from 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, April 27.

    Holocaust Memorial Day observances

  • Jackie Henson

    Jackie Holmes Henson, 71, of Shallotte, died April 22, 2008 in Brunswick Community Hospital.

    Mr. Henson was born in Wilmington on Feb. 2, 1937 to the late Hoyle Jackson and Annie Layton (Mae) Holmes Henson.

    He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents and infant son, Eric Samuel.

  • Trojans spank league-leading Hoggard

    SHALLOTTE—West Brunswick used stingers, dribblers and bunts—not to mention alert base-running—to trounce league-leading Hoggard 10-1 Friday night.

    The win pulls the Trojans within one game of Hoggard and Laney, tied for first in the Mideastern Conference standings.

    West pounded 10 hits in the first three innings, and yet, only three of those 10 made it out of the infield. The Vikings got a glove on and were able to knock down several balls, but by the time they picked up the ball, Trojan base-runners were safely on base.

  • Johnson, Cajuste and Frink lead Trojans at county track meet

    West Brunswick’s Josh Johnson, Marc Cajuste and Cherell Frink turned in outstanding performances and brought home medals from the Brunswick County Track Meet April 15 at North Brunswick.

    The North Brunswick boys won the team competition with 113 points, followed by West Brunswick with 29 and South Brunswick with 23.

    South Brunswick topped the girls’ team totals with 98 points, followed by North Brunswick with 45 and West Brunswick with 14.

  • N.Y. softball team brings heat in win over West

    SHALLOTTE—Victor Central High School’s Erin Nargi struck out 18 of 25 batters as the Blue Devils blanked West Brunswick 6-0 in softball Thursday night.

    “She was throwing between 64 and 67 mph, and we don’t see that around here,” West coach Joe Noble said. “She was poppin’.”

    The visitors from Victor, N.Y., 20 miles south of Rochester, had only four hits but strung together the ones they needed to win.


    Girls soccer



    South Brunswick slipped past West Brunswick 2-1 Thursday.

    Sheena Suttlemyre scored the goal for the Lady Trojans, and Mary Dorn had the assist.

    Both West goal keeper Ariel Gravino and South Brunswick goalie Kat Adams had eight saves.

    “Our players played really well,” West coach Laura Libero said. “The players we brought in there to play in the absence of our regular players did a tremendous job. We just have to learn how to play the whole 80 minutes and finish the game.”